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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Expect Delays: Palisades Interstate Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Expect Delays: Palisades Interstate Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be partial and full lane closures on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County for several weeks as contracting crews get set to perform construction activities in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert warning that construction work in Haverstraw and Stony Point is expected to result in single lane closures and full lane ...

  2. Fired Rockland Teacher's Aide Accused Of Bringing Gun To School Enters Plea

    Fired Rockland Teacher's Aide Accused Of Bringing Gun To School Enters Plea

    A 24-year-old teacher’s aide who brought a loaded gun into a Rockland County school has pleaded not guilty to charges that include criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.Warwick resident Gillian Jeffords pleaded not guilty to the felony charge at her arraignment in Clarkstown Justice Court, where an Order of Protection was also issued, barring her from the Jess Kaplan School ...

  3. Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    With the country in the midst of an opioid epidemic, Walmart is taking efforts to curtail drug abuse by its customers.Officials announced Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies around the country will fill all opioid prescriptions with no more than a seven-day supply, capping daily dosages at 50 morphine milligram equivalents.The new policy is in line with guidelines provided by the Centers ...

  4. US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    Just as gas prices began leveling off, according to a AAA report, there is a new fear of a spike in prices following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.Trump announced Tuesday afternoon not to waive sanctions on Iran, effectively terminating the United States’ participation in the Iran Nuclear Agreement which has prevented Iran ...

  5. Girder Work Starts On New TZB, Leading To I-87 Lane Closures

    Girder Work Starts On New TZB, Leading To I-87 Lane Closures

    The latest round of lane and ramp closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge have been announced as crews continue working on the Rockland and Westchester landings.Beginning on Monday night, May 7, crews from Tappan Zee Constructors will begin preparation for the installation of steel girders and concrete deck panels for the bridge over River Road at the Rockland landing. The materials ...

  6. Road Resurfacing Starts In Rockland

    Road Resurfacing Starts In Rockland

    Expect delays in Rockland near the New Jersey border for several days as contracting crews have started several road resurfacing projects in the area.The Rockland County Highway Department will have crews resurfacing four roadways, weather permitting, leading to lane closures and delays for drivers.Work is expected to begin each morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. Among the roads ...

  7. Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    With temperatures warming up, federal officials are warning area residents to be alert during Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May and through the summer.Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled nationally in the past decade, with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

  8. More Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled For I-87 Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    More Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled For I-87 Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    The latest overnight lane and ramp closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge have been announced as crews continue working on the Westchester landing.Beginning on Wednesday night, Tappan Zee Constructors will continue installing new precast concrete slabs near the Westchester landing, which will create a new base roadway for the twin-span crossing’s connection to the New York State ...

  9. Alert Issued For Raw Oyster Norovirus Outbreak

    Alert Issued For Raw Oyster Norovirus Outbreak

    Consumers should stay away from raw oysters for now, according to federal officials, who have issued an alert regarding potentially contaminated products that may leave some sick.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with federal, state, and local officials regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from Canada, which have made their way to the area, with the FDA ...

  10. Know Her? Police Look For Woman In Theft At ShopRite In Ramapo

    Know Her? Police Look For Woman In Theft At ShopRite In Ramapo

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate a purse snatching case in which a woman grabbed a pocketbook from a shopping cart at a Rockland supermarket.The Ramapo Police Department released surveillance photos from the Tallman ShopRite, as they attempt to locate a woman who was spotted stealing the bag at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.Police said the ...

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